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Asphyx – Crush the Cenotaph [Demo]

asphyx – crush the cenotaph [demo]

Being up to full battle strenght with founding member Tonny Brookhuis still on guitar next to Eric Daniels and my favorite (*) Asphyx frontman, Theo Loomans (R.I.P. sep 15th, 1998), the band recorded and released the “Crush The Cenotaph” demo in 1989. With 5000 copies sold and obviously even more copies tapetraded, this demo can easily be qualified as a landmark in the early Dutch underground death metal scene.   Since my old cassette doesn’t sound that good anymore and the original production of the demo was nothing more than adequate, I’m glad all four classic songs have been re-recorded throughout the nineties. With it’s clean intro, dynamic build-up, speedy verse and chorus, closing song “Thoughts Of An Atheist” remains my favorite Asphyx song to this day. (Isaak)

(* sorry, for me Martin van Drunen will always have “Consuming Impulse”, printed on his forehead.)